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Twisted Bonsai

Today, I ventured to the Matthaei Botanical Garden & had a good time enjoying all of the color that I miss so much during long dark & drab winters. The trip really gave me a needed boost of positive energy.

 

Thx to Connie Crancer at the Matthaei Botanical Garden, I now know that this particular specimen is about 78 yrs old, collected in the Keys in 1990 (which is recently illegal). Training began in 1992. The habit (twisted-ness) and the deadwood is typical of the species. And The deadwood and live wood are one plant.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conocarpus_erectus

 

Made Explore 03/16/08 #255

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Taken on March 16, 2008